The Power of Pastel in Action

So last week was my first “Power of Pastel” Workshop at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. We had a full class and I was honored to have many attendees travel from Toronto, New York and Philadelphia to attend. Yay! Go me! Here is a rough recap from the three...

Brushes, Bugs and Bridges

Plein-air and me? Oh man… I thought I would share some pics and struggles from the last week. Last week Aaron Schuerr was here for a 4-day plein-air workshop. He was the second artist in the “Master Series” I am setting up along with Sweetwater...

Walking in the Leaves

Recently someone asked me if I had a plan for my career now going forward. Goals for awards, shows etc… in other words, what does success look like to me now? I really had to think about this question. Because those goals have shifted and changed recently. I...

Chocolate Snob

Chocolate is my friend. Well, maybe we are a bit too close when I see photos of myself. When I was a kid I loved chocolate – all kinds. (remember the Sky Bar?) As long as it had chocolate in the name, I was all in- even if it said “chocolate flavored.” Ooohh…...

ALL the Colors

Last week I was in Iowa City. I took my daughter to college orientation for the University of Iowa. My days with her home all the time are numbered, and soon it will just be my son and I. On the flight this is what he packed… We did the carry-on thing because well,...